After placing a team in Las Vegas, the National Hockey League has decided to use Sportradar to help combat potential match fixing by utilizing the firm's Fraud Detection System to monitor more than 500 sportsbooks around the world to detect suspicious betting patterns.
The decision comes shortly after it was confirmed that Las Vegas would be the home of the newest NHL franchise, which will lace up the skates beginning in the 2017-2018 season. The league had already partnered with Sportradar for their game-time data, but will now also partner to avoid any potential match-fixing, which is a major concern as Las Vegas is the world's second-largest gambling market.
Commenting on the agreement NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said, "While we have the utmost confidence in the integrity of our sports and our games, Sportradar's FDS provides an additional layer of security and protection."
Sportradar Managing Director Andreas Krannich also commented, noting: "Our award-winning FDS monitors over 100,000 matches across 12 sports around the world each year and we are delighted the NHL has chosen this system, that oversees all relevant operators and markets, to bolster its integrity defences."